Posts Tagged ‘Comic books’

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Art Hondros

Art Hondros has had an interesting year.  You may have seen his story "Fox Guy" in the Washington Post Magazine this March. He also did the cover to the latest edition of Magic Bullet. Now, he has just finished "Song of Sandy Hook," a comic on gun control.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Josh Kramer

Josh Kramer does cartoon journalism in minicomic form. His "A Day in the Life of a Milk and Cookies Food Truck: What's it like being Captain Cookie?" appeared in Washington City Paper this spring. Kramer is launching the latest issue of his Cartoon Picayune comic Friday with an open house, and took some time to [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Rachel Scheer

One More Page bookstore in Arlington had a notice in its most recent newsletter: "Local writer and collector Rachel Scheer leads a dynamic discussion about the autobiographical comics genre. Guests are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session and a brief drawing and writing activity." The event happens Thursday at 7 p.m. I hadn't [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Alexa Polito

Alexa Polito set up in the lobby of this year's AnimeUSA con in Woodley Park. She sold me a copy of her mini-comic Rough Sex Vol. 1: A NSFW Sketchbook and answered our usual questions after the show.
Washington City Paper: What type of artwork do you do?
Alexa Polito: I do character illustration, focusing on cool [...]

International Ink: Gift Ideas for Comics Nerds (Part 2 of 2)

In which we take a look at a great big pile of review copies of comic books, cartoons, and graphic novels. This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here.
Anyone mourning the gradual shrinking and axing of comic strips in newspapers should consider the comic-strip reprint collection. One of this year's most [...]

International Ink: Gift Ideas for Comics Nerds (Part 1 of 2)

In which we take a look at a great big pile of review copies of comic books, cartoons, and graphic novels.

Somehow with the turn of the millennium, a weird cartoon switcheroo  occurred, and alternative cartoonists became more mainstream than mainstream cartoonists. Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, and Adrian Tomine are regulars in the New Yorker. [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Gordon Harris

Gordon Harris has recently published his first graphic novel, Pedestrian, which he says is “an original full-color post-apocalyptic graphic novel without zombies or vampires.” His press release describes the book’s plot as “Ray, the pedestrian, wanders the post-apocalyptic suburbs and discovers a mysterious package, an elaborate tree house, and carrier pigeons. He meets [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With David Miller

David Miller is responsible for The Writer's Block, a how's it done? comic book where comics writers "are given the same chapter of continuity to script without knowing anything about the plot or being allowed to speak to one another. The authors let their muses take them (and you) on a unique comics reading [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Dale Rawlings

Dale Rawlings is a member of the local comics co-op DC Conspiracy, which regularly sets up at the Small Press Expo. He publishes his own minicomics and contributes in the Conspiracy's anthology books and Magic Bullet newspaper. Rawlings is currently illustrating a story about the War of 1812 and the Decauter House for the [...]

Meet a Local Illustrator: A Chat With Mark Burrier

Mark Burrier is an illustrator, cartoonist, and skateboard painter whose illustration work appears in the Washington Post’s editorial pages. His cartoon works are mostly minicomics, which he often self-publishes, and at least one's been nominated for an award at the Small Press Expo. He also does advertising work using comics. Burrier had a table at the [...]

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